Monday, July 25, 2016

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

From the notes in the Walters Museum of Art catalog: Monogrammed "S. C." [for the artist, Suzanne de Court] in gold letters near the top of the left edge, this devotional plaque is by the only woman enamel painter to sign her work (sometimes in full). Based on the same source as the Annunciation plaque by Jean Limosin (Walters 44.346), this piece is notable for the brilliance of the translucent enamel colors, especially the garnet red, and the delicately applied gilding, although the overall emphasis on surface pattern, dazzling though it is, nearly flattens out the space.

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